ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Attack on Female Protesters

  Attack on Female Protesters     I was shocked when I read about the attack on the female protesters in the Ivory Coast. Thousands of women were protesting because of President Laurent Gbagobo’s refusal to step down when tanks showed up and soldiers opened fire. These women were unarmed. They didn’t stand a chance against these tanks. Seven of the demonstrators were shot—six died on the spot while one died on the way to the hospital. Gbagobo has crossed the line and over “to a new level … [Read more...]

World Malaria Day – April 25, 2011: Take Action!

  World Malaria Day     Stop a Silent Killer on World Malaria Day   April 25, 2011 Every year, malaria claims the lives of over a million people, many of them young children. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that this deadly disease is preventable.   Bestnet Reveals Plans for World Malaria Day   "April 25th is rapidly approaching!   Like many NGO’s, NMCPs and faith based organizations, Bestnet has been busy finalizing our plans for World Malaria Day 2011. This year, many Bestnet … [Read more...]

Avaaz – Ivory Coast, called the 'Pearl of West Africa' facing crisis… Take Action!

Ivory Coast is on the brink of war. But if cocoa companies cut off revenue to the brutal and ousted leader who is clinging to power, he'll be unable to pay his soldiers and could be forced to step down. Click to send an immediate message to the CEOs of chocolate companies urging them to back democracy and peace:       Ivory Coast, called the 'pearl of West Africa', is on the brink of civil war -- and chocolate companies could play a critical role in stopping the bloodshed. Despite … [Read more...]

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